Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 9/19/12

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Week 2 Prediction Contest Winner - Mile High Pride

No Worries « DenverBroncos.com
I know the NFL is a bottom-line league. Close games, good effort and heart don’t mean too much if a team can’t win games.

Next-Day Notebook: 'Not All Negative'
Head Coach John Fox gives a roster update, talks about the positives the team can take from Monday night's loss and looks to begin preparation for the Houston Texans.

Former referee Jerry Markbreit blasts NFL, Roger Goodell for use of replacement officials - ESPN New York
As players and coaches around the NFL continue to express frustration with replacement referees, one former official blasted the league on Tuesday, saying commissioner Roger Goodell is devaluing officiating in the NFL and that the performance of replacement referees will deteriorate over time.

Steve Sabol: 1942-2012
NFL Films President Steve Sabol passed away Tuesday at the age of 69 after an 18-month battle with brain cancer.

Denver Broncos Videos

Blogger Blitz: The Peyton Effect - ESPN Video - ESPN
AFC South blogger Paul Kuharsky takes a look at how teams in the division are faring now that Peyton Manning is not with the Colts

NFL Live OT: The Effect Of Replacement Officials - ESPN Video - ESPN
NFL Live OT looks at the effects of the replacement officials through Week 2

Is Peyton Manning still a top 10 QB? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Eric Karabell discusses the value of Broncos QB Peyton Manning.

Blogger Blitz: Chargers Are Built To Last - ESPN Video - ESPN
AFC West blogger Bill Williamson looks at why the Chargers have been successful despite suffering key injuries

Denver Broncos Blogs

Peyton Manning makes no excuses for interceptions against Falcons - The Denver Post - Lindsay H. Jones
It was tough to tell exactly what Peyton Manning was saying to his teammates late in the first quarter of Monday's 27-21 loss to Atlanta.

Inside the game: For Broncos defense, good has to be better - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
A lot has been made of the cavalcade of standout quarterbacks the Broncos face in their first seven games.

Broncos may have to add Andre Caldwell's speed to mix on offense - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: What's happened with Andre Caldwell? Hurt? Or is he not picking up the Denver offense as quickly as they want?

Broncos done in by former defensive coordinator Mike Nolan in Atlanta - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
A lot of things are evident when scanning the video from the Broncos-Falcons game Sunday night, one of the first being what Mike Nolan did for the 2009 Broncos likely hasn't been appreciated enough in these parts.

Broncos Mailbag: Denver D must step up to top QBs; Maninng too - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
There is a lot of discussion about having seven defensive coordinators in seven years.

Elway: ‘Ready for the Challenge’ " DenverBroncos.com
The second episode of the weekly Elway Access podcast is now on DenverBroncos.com, less than 24 hours after the Broncos’ 27-21 Week 2 defeat at the hands of the Atlanta Falcons.

'Chalk Talk' video: Manning vs. Falcons' Cover 3 | National Football Post
Breaking down the QB's 3rd INT vs. Atlanta.

John Fox should expect a fine from the league office | ProFootballTalk
FOX’s Jay Glazer reported Sunday that the NFL has warned head coaches against bullying the replacement officials. Those who fail to comply will be fined.

Tuesday Morning QB: How far does Peyton Manning fall after loss? - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
It took one more week for the seven quarterbacks tied for first to separate themselves. \

PFT Live: Manning still adjusting to being back? | ProFootballTalk
Mike Florio runs down the biggest news in the NFL and talks about Peyton Manning’s growing pains as he adjusts to being back in the league,

Broncos' Brock Osweiler was ready to replace Peyton Manning - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
Brock Osweiler wasn't warming up so he could say, "Hi mom!" on TV.

Moving on: Denver Broncos - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Here are some areas the Denver Broncos need to focus on after a 27-21 road loss at the Atlanta Falcons on Monday:

Broncos' minus-4 turnover margin on road means near certain defeat - Mike Klis
The Broncos were -4 in turnovers after the first quarter Monday night at Atlanta and the margin never changed.

Denver Broncos waive wide receiver D'Andre Goodwin - Mike Klis
The Broncos reached an injury settlement with D’Andre Goodwin and waived the receiver off their roster.

Denver Broncos run defense tough this NFL season with Jack Del Rio - Mike Klis
Jack Del Rio, Denver’s new defensive coordinator, knows how to stop the run.

D.J. Williams files appeal of his suspension with U.S. Supreme Court | ProFootballTalk
Lawyer Peter Ginsberg has been a busy man.

Texans RB Arian Foster can challenge Broncos in variety of ways - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
It doesn't take long for a single event, one not-so-routine play to become a trend in the NFL.

Division News

AFC West roster movement - AFC West Blog - ESPN
UT-San Diego reports the Chargers did not sign cornerback Chris Carr after a workout Tuesday. I could see Oakland showing interest. The Raiders are looking for cornerbacks because of major issues at the position.

NFL: Week 2 knee-jerk reactions - AFC West Blog - ESPN
You’ve heard the chatter by the sports pundits and on the talk shows. Heck, you may have even heard it here. So are the knee-jerk reactions about your team based in reality? Our NFL bloggers weigh in.

Andre Carter going to see the Raiders again | ProFootballTalk
The Raiders didn’t see fit to sign pass-rusher Andre Carter when they worked him out last month, largely because he wasn’t fit.

Could Carter be answer in Oakland? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Oakland Raiders have a lot of needs after starting 0-2 for the first time in five years.

Romeo Crennel says wearing two hats isn’t a problem | ProFootballTalk
The Chiefs’ 0-2 start has been met with disgust and puzzlement about what’s gone wrong for the team.

Chargers have more than 11,000 tickets left for battle of unbeatens | ProFootballTalk
The Chargers had to hustle to sell out their home opener against the Titans, which featured a tribute to the late Junior Seau.

NFL News

LeSean McCoy: Replacement ref said "I need you for my fantasy team" | ProFootballTalk
As the storm rages regarding the replacement officials and the NFL wagons continue to circle tightly, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has pried open the latest can of worms in this never ending conundrum.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Replacement officials taking heat
One official was pulled from duty because he's a fan. Another negated a touchdown without ever throwing a penalty flag. Several others had difficulty with basic rules.

NFL coaches, players fed up with fill-in refs - ESPN
One official was pulled from duty because he's a fan. Another negated a touchdown without ever throwing a penalty flag. Several others had difficulty with basic rules.

Giants concerned replacement refs impacting "integrity" of game | ProFootballTalk
The Giants are like the rest of us — tired of replacement officials.

NFLRA urges compromise on pension issue | ProFootballTalk
A day after one of the ugliest NFL weekends concluded, the NFL didn’t call the NFL Referees Association apparently didn’t to continue negotiations. And the NFLRA didn’t call the NFL. Instead, the NFLRA called out the league.

Open letter from NFLRA executive director on lockout | ProFootballTalk
The 2012 season of the National Football League (NFL), the most popular sport in America, is under way.

Coaches adjusting to lack of downfield flags | ProFootballTalk
With the replacement officials not flagging illegal contact (after all, the penalty doesn’t even exist at the lower levels of the sport), a league source tells PFT that coaches are telling defenders to hold as much as they can, until the officials call it.

Some NFL players take advantage of replacement officials - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
All that's missing from the NFL this season is a peashooter.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Ebersol says Sabol’s influence was unmatched | ProFootballTalk
Plenty of monumental figures in pro football have shared their thoughts and memories of NFL Films president Steve Sabol, but Sabol’s contribution to the game of pro football are perhaps best captured by the observations of former NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol.

They Taught America to Watch Football - Rich Cohen - The Atlantic
The coach as general. The players as gladiators. Ed Sabol and his son, Steve, have spent the past half century at NFL Films, inventing the tropes of modern football.

ProFootballWeekly.com - NFL great Earl Campbell to undergo nerve treatment
NFL Hall of Famer Earl Campbell said Tuesday he is undergoing nerve treatment after doctors ruled out concerns that he might have Lou Gehrig's disease.

Passing Lanes | National Football Post
Because of two quarterbacks, Atlanta and Denver were just getting by. Now two quarterbacks have them rolling again

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